If you've encountered the error "This PC can't run Windows 11" and faced the message like below when running Windows PC Health Check although your PC meets all system requirements for Windows 11, you can fix it by following the solution steps in this tutorial.
While this PC doesn't meet the system requirements to run Windows 11, you'll keep getting Windows 10 updates.
To ensure that your PC can run Windows 11, you need to have some hardware configurations. Otherwise, there is no way to run Windows 11 for now.
- 1 GHz 64-Bit dual-core CPU (Your CPU also need to be the one listed below)
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB storage
- 9 inch screen with 1366x768 resolution
- UEFI, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 standards
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics, WWDM 2.x
- Intel 8th GEN (Coffee Lake)
- Intel 9th GEN (Coffee Lake Refresh)
- Intel 10th GEN (Comet Lake)
- Intel 10th GEN (Ice Lake)
- Intel 11th GEN (Rocket Lake)
- Intel 11th GEN (Tiger Lake)
- Intel Xeon Skylake-SP
- Intel Xeon Cascade Lake-SP
- Intel Xeon Cooper Lake-SP
- Intel Xeon Ice Lake-SP
- AMD Ryzen 2000
- AMD Ryzen 3000
- AMD Ryzen 4000
- AMD Ryzen 5000
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000
- AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000
- AMD EPYC 2nd GEN
- AMD EPYC 3rd GEN
If updating Windows couldn't solve the error, you will need to change UEFI and TPM settings on BIOS. Thus, you need to know how to enter BIOS and how to use it.
In order to enter BIOS, restart your PC and press the BIOS entering key on your keyboard before Windows starts.
BIOS keys vary by computer. For example, I use Lenovo ThinkPad E595, and my BIOS key is
F2. I also have a Dell Inspiron laptop, and its BIOS key is
If you don't know what your BIOS key is, you can find it by searching on Google with the keywod like "Lenovo ThinkPad E595 BIOS key".
The BIOS interface is different from the Windows interface. Use the
Leftarrow keys to move between tabs, and
Downarrow keys between the options in a current tab. To change a value of an option, you need to enter in it by pressing
You might see the instructions of BIOS the bottom of your screen. Notice them.
Your current Windows need to be up-to-date to be able to run Windows 11. In order to ensure this, open Start Menu and type "Update".
Even if you see "Your Windows up-to-date" message, click on
Check for updatesbutton and wait for new available updates.
If restart is required, restart your computer again.
Try again the PC Health Check tool for Windows 11.
Restart your PC and press the BIOS enter key on your keyboard before Windows starting.
After entering BIOS, go to the
Securitytab by using
Now, go to the TPM option by using
Enteron the TPM option and select
Save the changes by pressing the save and exit key on your keyboard. Generally the save and exit key is
Try again the PC Health Check tool.
Restart your PC and enter BIOS by pressing the BIOS key of your PC as I explained the Good to Know about BIOS section above.
Boottab by using
Rightarrow keys. Then, by using the
Downarrow key go to
UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode, press
Enter. Switch to UEFI from Legacy by using
Downarrow keys, and press
Save and Exitkey on your keyboard and exit from BIOS. For example,
Save and Exitkey for my PC. Most BIOS versions use
F10for the same purpose.
Your PC will be restarted, press the BIOS key again and enter BIOS. Go to
Boottab and enable
Secure Boot. Some BIOS versions have
Fast Bootoption meaning it is not secure boot. So, you need to disable
Fast Bootto be able to enable
Start your PC and try again the PC Health Check tool.
I've shared you all available solutions in this tutorial. If you could solve the error by following the methods here, or any other methods; or you couldn't solve it, please share your experience and PC model or hardware configuration with us the discussion form below. In this way, I can suggest new methods to you and develop this tutorial.